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allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republican for which it stands one nation under god, we'll see you monday. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> eliot: good evening i'm eliot spitzer is "viewpoint." after a show start thursday president obama closed the democratic convention with some soaring rhetoric in the promise of a rising middle class economy. >> obama: if you believe that new plants and factories can dot our landscape, that new energy can power our future that new schools can provide ladders of opportunity to this nation of dreamers, if you believe in a country where everyone gets a fair shot, and everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules then i need you to vote this november. [applause] >> eot: you again as the president spoke he may have already known that the august's jobs report would flatten his bump coming out of the convention and weaken his chances for re-election this fall. while most economists expected 125,000 new jobs last month, the labor department reported just 96,000 new private sec
the same type of announcement and he's president of the united states. i think politico does a good job, but they have this story a couple of weeks ago that there were internal fighting in the obama campaign, now they came out with this one. if it was so bad why wasn't there on the record quotes? everything was anonymous quotes. we see this as typical campaigns like to do this. there is no question that i think that the romney campaign has to do something different. the polls are showing that we're down. i don't always trust polls but i sense that we are down now. the sitting president is a great campaigner. i think he's a terrible governor, but he's a very good campaigner. i think they're going to have to adjust and do something new. >> eliot: rick, i got credit where credit is due. your point about the president aboutand his record on china is right. but let's challenge the motivation, that's something that i'm hesitant to do but the timing weighs heavily on your point. the romney campaign has to do something different. one poll is not a trend but the--all the polls together show you
. the right to vote in the united states is a fragile right and we don't take care of it very well. >> not only is it legally on shaky crowd, because it's firmly inshrined in the constitution, but we have election districts scattered around the united states. many of them making up rules many of them underfunded many without proper training for all of them involved and all of them subject to partisanship many who want to alter or bend the rules. >> eliot: partisanship has gotten in the way of easy reform that could overcome these mechanical problems. i want to raise one more constitutional challenge, which is the electoral challenge. what is this that we're talking about and why do we have it any more? >> it's a vestige of the 18th century. as it stands, it works and warps to voters. >> eliot: explain that. >> sure, basically in order to win the presidency you've got to get 270 electoral college votes. and you know, what you can basically do is really quickly take a look at which ones are solid. which one are guaranteed. >> eliot: democrats will win new york, why spend monday there
a nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained and that's why the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> eliot: the president also spoke out against human trafficking in a speech at the clinton global initiative. a little earlier, it was mitt romney who basked in the former president clinton's presence before rapped sizing over plans to help developing nations with prosperity packs. >> working with the private sector, the program will identify the barriers to investment and trade and entrepreneurship and entrepreneurialism in developing nations. and in exchange for removing the barriers and opening their markets to u.s. investment and trade, developing nations will receive u.s. assistance packages. >> eliot: romney said in a typical dig against president obama he would never apologize for america as fact checkers have shown the president hasn't but never mind the facts. after leaving new york, romney joined congressman ryan in ohio for two days of campaign an
to test us. >> it began with a triple-a credit rating for the united states and ends in a down grade of america. >> eliot: for more i'm joined by former senior adviser to president clinton 1996 re-election and by political reporter joe williams. joe, let me go to you. you're down in dc, in the center of the political media. is the media finally standing up and saying we're not going to repeat these claims you're making without telling the public many of them are outright false. >> well, i think the media is starting to get it because there are some claims that are too bold and too bald to let go past. it's a been a little while to take a number of these things and add up before people catch on and say they're lying deliberately. but now you have a different phenomena. the right wing have their own watchdogs and they're pushing back against the actual fact. you have a dynamic here where they're not only creating falsehoods but creating their own reality against people who are calling them out for creating their own reality. it's very bizarre and i've seening in like it. >> eliot: you
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